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Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm EST
whatever package gets done into the obama growth plan or the obama deficit reduction plan and own it and embrace it, and he's not doing that. it is very typical of his leadership. >> the president feels that's why he was re-elected, because this is exactly what he's been running on, this program that he's now proposing here. >> as maria pointed out earlier, he was at $800 billion in revenue. we could with get to a deal quickly. >> why are we so focused on taxes and revenue? let's focus on spending cuts. what's your take on where to cut? seth, moments ago you said, you know, you can't put a knife to some of these entitlement programs. so what are we trying to do here? are we trying to get our arms around the debt and deficits? are we trying to create jobs? what's the goal of this whole charade? >> both. i wouldn't call it a charade. in the near-term, we're trying to keep this recovery going. that's why the payroll tax holiday extension is so needed and the small amount of new investments and unemployment insurance in the president's offer. that has to be balanced, of course, in the
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